Hungary Responds to Infringement Proceedings
PRIVACY LAW—EU & HUNGARYFebruary 21, 2012
Hungary has sent an approximately 100-page response to the European Commission regarding infringement proceedings launched against the country last month, EUobserver reports. The commission's concerns include questions about the integrity of the national data protection authority, the report states. Hungary's ambassador to the EU stated, "We sent our official replies to the European Commission, which is the end of the stage of the first process," noting the replies include proposals to change Hungary's legislation and explanations of areas where the country believes no changes are required. Hungary has indicated readiness "to make concessions to guarantee the independence of the data protection authority," the report states.